Improvisers: Play What You Hear with Bert Ligon

Sunday, May 21, 11 am - 1 pm PT (Online Workshop)

Improvisers: Play What You Hear with Bert Ligon
Age Adult
Event Type Workshop
Department Theory and Improvisation
Day Sun
Instructor Bert Ligon
Status online event

For jazz musicians, playing what you hear is crucial.

Join us for a workshop led by noted author and educator Bert Ligon on the essential skill of playing what you hear. Ligon, former director of jazz studies at the University of South Carolina, will share his approaches to help you improve in this area. 

Open to all. 

About Bert Ligon

BERT LIGON, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, is the former Director of Jazz Studies at the University of South Carolina where he coordinated the jazz combos and big bands, taught jazz theory, improvisation, arranging, and applied jazz lessons.

Ligon has published four widely used books on jazz improvisation available from Hal Leonard, Jazz Theory Resources Vol. 1 & 2, Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony, and Comprehensive Technique for the Jazz Musician. Ligon has written hundreds of Etudes for Jazz Improvisation for all levels, available at

Ligon’s arrangements and compositions for string quartet, jazz orchestra, big band, steel drum ensembles are published by Alfred Music, Latham Music, Kendor, UNC Jazz press and others. He received many awards, including national PBS awards and an EMMY nomination, for his composing and arranging in the Radio, TV and Film industries.

Ligon plays piano, guitar, and baseball.